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Growing and Learning: A Feldenkrais Immersion 2017-18

In 2014, I was approached by a student with a very exciting request. Her request was to please provide an opportunity to dive deep into her movement history. She wanted to go back through the movements of infancy so she … Continue reading

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Spreading Our Wings in Feldenkrais Classes

In weekly Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® classes this spring, we’ll move easier and more expressively through the upper body, using the image of a bird’s wings as our inspiration. We tend to think of our arms—and use them—as though they … Continue reading

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The Inverse of Balance Is . . . Reversibility?

Last year I wrote an article about balance, describing that balance is a dynamic process in action that involves our in-the-moment sensations as well as our “acture”, our kinesthetic image of ourselves. Currently, in weekly Feldenkrais classes at Lotus Yoga, … Continue reading

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Pleasure and the Mistake of Chronic Pain

I’ve been teaching my students to move toward pleasure in their yoga and Feldenkrais® practices for many years. I find it a little awkward to use the word “pleasure”, with its connotations of sex and hedonism, but I’ve stuck with … Continue reading

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Awareness in Action: An Introduction to Contemplative Dance Practice

Contemplative Dance Practice (CDP) is a participatory movement and meditation practice that explores embodied awareness. Created in the 1970’s by Naropa University’s Barbara Dilley. Contemplative Dance Practice is now practiced internationally. During a CDP session, the time is divided into three … Continue reading

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Moving from Your Middle

In Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® classes in the summer and fall we were playing a lot with the toes. (See notes on Toe Play and listen to a Toe Play audio lesson.) In observing you, my dear students, throughout these … Continue reading

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Three Gifts, Part II

In part I of this series I offered to wave my magic Feldenkrais fairy wand to grant you three gifts for a longer, healthy, more potent life: One: The ability to lie on your belly comfortably Two: The ability to … Continue reading

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